|Also on a cargo ship that takes passengers with
it, the freight is always in the foreground.
Shore leave is only possible during the loading period and it is
imperative to be back on time. The ship can only be left in consultation
with the ship's management. The regulations (helmet, safety vest)
of the respective terminals must be strictly observed. They will
be explained to you in detail before you leave.
|The meal times are fixed and will be announced
at the beginning of the trip. In most cases they are also in the
cabins again. These times are to be kept, the cook has no time for
special treatment. Sometimes there is self-service, sometimes one
is opened according to desire. So far we had only good experience
with the food supply. The crew and officers eat the same, the passengers
eat together with the officers. You should pay attention to the
|All areas that are not dangerous may be entered.
During docking and setting down the deck where the lines are running
must not be entered. The container area must not be entered during
loading and unloading. Access to the machine is taboo unless accompanied
by the LI to the agreed inspection. Access to the bridge is regulated
very differently. There are ships there you can go to the bridge
at any time, with other ships there are fixed times, with some ships
you cannot go to the bridge when a pilot is on board and with others
there is a traffic light (green or red) for the access to the bridge.
The respective regulations can be found on the ship.
|A cargo ship is no amusement stall like a cruise
ship. Everyone is responsible for their own time and what they do
with it. The only fixed points are the meal times. On some ships
there are lounges, owner's cabins are usually very large themselves
or you can stay on the bridge if you are allowed to. Some ships
have real "sun decks", on others there is always a wind-protected
corner to enjoy the sun or read a book. You should have binoculars
with you in any case.